This shirt changes everything

by Origin Africa in United Kingdom

We did it
On 9th June 2022 we successfully raised £10,951 with 111 supporters in 21 days

Our goal is to launch a unique profit-share supply chain - sharing profits with the textile producers & garment workers who made our clothes

by Origin Africa in United Kingdom



This crowdfunder is going to enable us to create a truly ethical profit share supply chain. Head to the REWARDS section to pre order a shirt today to help us make this happen.

Watch these short videos to discover more about the story behind the shirt. Find out why the Soko Kenya factory is so unique and discover more about the inspirational people behind the fabrics...

The Rewards:

The Sawa Sawa Shirt 

**if you would like to support this crowdfunder by pre-ordering this shirt today please head to the 'rewards' section. Select 'The Sawa Sawa Shirt' reward for £69 (RRP £79) and you will be able to input your size selection and address details**

The focus of this crowdfunder is to help us make this supply chain a reality by pre-ordering your shirt today. 

The shirts will then be made in Kenya with the help of our incredible partners - from farm-to-fabric at Tosheka and then to the Soko Kenya factory. In pre-ordering your shirt you are playing a key role in making our dream a reality - proving that fashion can provide opportunity rather the perpetuate the poverty trap.  


This shirt comes in sizes XS-L. It is an oversized pattern, so depending on the fit you like we would recommend sizing down from your usual size. If you'd like it to be oversized, for example a beach shirt-dress feel, then order your usual size. For reference, the models in the photos above are wearing a Medium for the baggy, relaxed fit. 


The Tee

In addition to the shirt, we are having a very small number (100) of tees made too. These tees are unbleached cotton, a natural 'raw' colour, and will be delicately embroidered around the neckline with the phrase "This Changes Everything...". They are made of African rain-fed cotton and will also be made in our partner factory, Soko Kenya. 


The Notebook

If you'd like to help contribute to our journey but aren't in need of any clothes right now, we are also creating a small (50) number of these lovely jute covered notebooks. The perfect place to jot down all your thoughts and ideas!


Delivery of your rewards: Please note, that as we will be relying on your support for the order of these garments, their delivery will happen after the Crowdfunder is complete. Our estimated date for completion of the garments is the end of June, with delivery in the first week of July (2 weeks after the end of our crowdfunding campaign). 



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£69 or more

74 of 100 claimed

The Sawa Sawa Shirt

This is hands down the best garment we have ever created. A super soft hand-loomed cotton unisex shirt. An addition to your wardrobe that will last for years to come and never go out of style. The perfect companion for any occasion from beach barbies to dinner parties! - Handloomed rain-fed Kenyan cotton - Coconut buttons - Oversized fit - Sizes XS-L - RRP £79

£5 or more

Raffle Ticket

We have an incredible raffle lined up filled with a selection of prizes from some epic brands. Prizes include: 1. A Sawa Sawa Origin Shirt 2. A pair of ‘Dipper’ Bird Sunglasses 3. A pair of Toms Trunks Trousers 4. A £25 Rhimani Gift Voucher 5. An eco-goody-bag filled with a Lux Luz candle, Conchus deodorant, Tabitha Eve vegan lunch bag and organic cotton draw string pouch. Winners will be drawn at the end of the crowdfunder (09/06)

£20 or more

Jute & Bamboo 'This Changes Everything' Notebook

The perfect notebook for your world changing ideas. It’s small enough to fit in your bag, yet big enough to scribble down inspiring notes. 80gsm/160 pages of bamboo paper and jute cover

£30 or more

13 of 100 claimed

'This Changes Everything' T-shirt

This tee is made and embroidered by the Soko Kenya team with natural 'raw' cotton grown in Uganda. RRP £35

£130 or more

10 of 200 claimed

Better Together - 2 Sawa Shirts

If you love the new Sawa Sawa shirt, all it stands for and want to show off your new shirt alongside a friend, you can buy TWO for a further discount. This site only allows one size but if you would like a different size for the second shirt, please message us and we'll get them to you safely : )

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